Shiva’s own Ghats.

0 Posted by - April 25, 2014 - Culture, Economy

Large Blog ImageMAHESHWAR

Madhya Pradesh

Known to have been born out of a tear drop that fell out of Shiva’s eyes, the Narmada has always had a strong connection with Lord Shiva. On its stunning Ghats, is a small holy town dedicated to Lord Shiva that draws pilgrims and Hindu holy men to its ancient temples. Maheshwar is now popular for the 16th century fort, built by Emperor Akbar, that dominates the town. This fort offers a panoramic view over the river and ghats. During her reign, Ahilyabai Holkar added a palace and numerous riverside temples to it. Another legacy of the Holkar family is the exquisite Maheshwari sari, with a weave so delicate that it has put Maheshwar on the global textile map.

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Males constitute 51% of the population of Mheshwar and females 49%. The town has an average literacy rate of 67%

Thalis comprising of Madhya Pradesh’s delicacies like bafla, biryani pilaf etc.

Ahilyabai Ghats, Queen’s fort, Rajwada, Kaleshwar temple, Jaleshwar temple, Kashi Viswanaath temple

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